Letters to a Young Veterinarian: What I’ve learned in 20 years of practice

Letters to a Young Veterinarian: What I’ve learned in 20 years of practice

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  • A 20-year veteran of veterinary medicine, Dr. Shadi Ireifej highlights some of the major points that will help young veterinarians (and aspiring veterinarians) in finding fulfillment in this very demanding - but rewarding - career.

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    Canine Obesity and Weight Loss Tips

    Canine Obesity and Weight Loss Tips

  • Tags: Tips, Veterinary
  • Up to 40% of dogs in the US are obese. In this article, Dr. Shadi Ireifej discusses the negative impacts of obesity in dog's quality of life and longevity, and shares several weight loss tips, including his very own "Rule of 20s."

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    How To Avoid "Judgment" in Veterinary Care

    How To Avoid "Judgment" in Veterinary Care

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  • Dr. Shadi Ireifej explores how a veterinarian's personal judgment of their clients may impact the quality of care given to their pet, and shares ideas on how vets can address this common problem.

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    Fur Clippers For At-Home Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Fur Clippers For At-Home Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

  • Tags: Grooming, Tips, Veterinary
  • Dr. Shadi Ireifej reviews proper clipping techniques for those who want to groom their pets at home using electric clippers - and discusses the science behind avoiding harming your pet's skin in the process.

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    The science behind feeding methods (bowls, scoops, fountains and more)

    The science behind feeding methods (bowls, scoops, fountains and more)

  • Tags: Tips, Veterinary
  • Does the method by which you feed your dog matter? How about the contained from which cats drink their water? Dr. Shadi Ireifej DVM discusses two canine studies and two feline studies looking into some variations in feeding and watering our most popular companion animals. As a bonus, he talks about a common piece of advice among dog owners: feeding dogs with raised bowls. Is it a good idea or not?

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    Are Supplements and Nutraceuticals Effective or a Gimmick? - The Most Common Mistakes Pet Parents Make (Part 3)

    Are Supplements and Nutraceuticals Effective or a Gimmick? - The Most Common Mistakes Pet Parents Make (Part 3)

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  • Dr. Shadi Ireifej discusses the importance of supplements and nutraceuticals - and what's fact and what's fiction. This is the third part of our series on "The Most Common Mistakes Pet Parents Make."

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